GPC 2006 (Pascal) -- deprecated or "expired"??

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Fri Jun 3 00:13:03 UTC 2011

On 2011-Jun-01 17:23:37 -0500, Rugxulo <rugxulo at> wrote:
>It seems somebody isn't very knowledgeable about GPC.   :-(
>the real deal: *BSD hates GPL, esp. GPLv3,

Please stop spreading FUD.

> and I think GPC is indeed v3

Does that make you the somebody who "isn't very knowledgeable about GPC"?

>BTW, two more corrections:  the latest version is not from 2006 but
>instead "20070904".

Looking at (which is listed as the
project homepage), the latest version shown on the downloads
page is 20060325.  Even if there was another release 20070904,
that is 3½ years ago - which seems to justify the "development
has ceased" statement in the removal message.

> gpc 20060325_2 lang Deleted  on this many watch lists=1 search for
>ports that depend on this port
>    Deprecated DEPRECATED: development has ceased; use lang/fpc instead
>    Expired This port expired on: 2011-04-11
>    GNU Pascal compiler
>    There is no maintainer for this port.

"no maintainer" means no-one in the FreeBSD Community has expressed
any interest in maintaining the port.  Each port requires Project
resources just leave lying around.  Since no-one has expressed any
interest in maintaining this port and the underlying GPC project
appears to have died, there is no reason to keep it around.

If you believe there is a need for a port of GPC, you are welcome
to submit a PR to update the port to the current version and take
over the responsibility for maintaining it.

Peter Jeremy
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